The Future of Liberalism
About the Course
Classical liberals want freedom, toleration and economic prosperity under the rule of law. Critics would argue they've got human nature all wrong. Some think Classic Liberalism is making a comeback, others think it's out for good. Mark Littlewood, the Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs, makes both the economic and moral case for classical liberalism and dispels many common myths surrounding the ideology.
By the end of the course, you will have learned:
- The definition and history of liberalism
- How to measure the power of a state
- What Hong Kong, Chile and Venezuela can teach us about modern liberalism
- Why we love to hate liberalism
- The moral case for liberalism
- The 10 fundamental principles of liberalism
As part of the course there are in-video quiz questions to consolidate your learning, and discussion boards to have your say.
IAI Academy courses are designed to be challenging but accessible to the interested student. No specialist knowledge is required.
About the Instructor
Mark Littlewood is the Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs who frequently appears on television and radio including BBC Question Time, Newsnight, Channel 4 and Sky News. He was formerly chief press spokesman for the Liberal Democrats.
Part One: The Route to ProsperityWhat can the economic case studies of Hong Kong, Venezuela and Chile teach us?
Part Two: The Moral Case for Classical LiberalismWhich principles define classical liberalism, and what role do they play in modern society?